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Eidul Fitr 2014

Posted by: Sisterinhijabin Eid
23
Aug
Eidul Fitr 2014

Eidul Fitr 2014

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When darkness falls, certain stars emerge.

Posted by: Sisterinhijabin Update
22
Aug

Muni has just been betrayed by the closest of her friends. She feels hard-done, she feels like it’s all over, who can she trust again when the best of the friends she has had just betrayed her so casually without a thought.

She spent all night crying, banging her forehead in Sujud praying and crying hot and bitter tears. She had no one to talk to or ask for advice; absolutely no one will understand what had just happened to her. People will ask, but you said she is your friend and you both agreed to help each other? So, how come she did that to you without even discussing with you, you must have done something wrong for her to act that way? But no, Muni hasn’t, she feels she had never taken a foot wrong with regards to her friend and absolutely no reason for the way she behaved with her. But would anyone believe her?

Instead of blabbing to people about her beloved friend, she took it to the prayer rug, crying and beseeching Allah to help her out and provide a way out for her. Behold, her prayer was answered and a star emerged in the middle of her darkness. The star sent by Allah to brighten her path and pave it towards relief for years to come. Still many more trials came, more darkness and more stars emerged. Like in our reckoning, the darkness of the night is always followed by the brightness of the day. Even in the darkest of the nights, the brightest of the stars comes out shinning.

Muni was not alone in her darkness, she was surrounded by many stars and she indeed emerged the brightest of the stars, because this story is all about her. I may be wrong, but Muni’s story is quite exciting and still in the making.

The story in the making will paste a vivid picture about Muni, her friend and their relationship with answers to many questions including the following.

1. Who is Muni?
2. Why a story about Muni?
3. Who is Muni’s friend?
4. When and how did they become friends?
5. How close or special is their friendship?
6. Was it a friendship of equals or that of a power play?
7. What was the agreement between Muni and her friend?
8. Why and how did Muni got betrayed by her friend?
9. What led to the agreement between Muni and her friend?
10. Did Muni recall their agreement after the betrayal?
11. How did Muni’s friend react after the recall if she did?
12. Did their friendship continue after the betrayal?
13. Who was the star that emerged in the darkness after the betrayal?
14. What role does the star play in getting Muni a relief?
15. How did Muni come about this star bearing her a relief?
16. What was the relief?
17. How did Muni make use of the relief?
18. Did the relief last?
19. Does Muni’s friend know about this relief and the source?
20. What was Muni’s friend reaction?
21. What were the other trials that Muni had to endure?
22. Were they minor, major or a continuation from the past?
23. Who were the other stars that emerged?
24. Were they people from the past or new ones?
25. What role did they play?
26. Did any of them know about Muni’s friends?

27. and many more questions to be answered in this exciting story about Muni…..Coming soon

 

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Alhamdulillah for Eid Fitr

Posted by: Sisterinhijabin Update
9
Aug

All praises and glorification belongs to Allah

Who has given us this wonderful month of Ramadan

The month so blessed and beautiful that all evil are kept locked-up

So the beloved servants of Allah can be steadfast in worship

Goodness flows, even from the most-sinful of hearts

The beloved servants of Allah so devoted

In the service of their Lord Most High

They leave their food and drinks

Kept aloof from all evil desires

Permissible desires kept at bay solely for the sake of Allah

Heart cleansed and focused on the one and only Creator of all

In hope and fear of the Most Merciful Lord of all, so devoted

The lofty reward is none other than the abode of Jannah

All praises and glorification belongs to Allah

Who blessed us with that one night

The one and only night bestowed upon us

Only in this sacred month of Ramadan

The night better than a thousand months

Angels descend at the command of the Most High

All prayers and invocation answered

Destinies made better

Peace and tranquility fills the night till dawn

For those who take heed and meet the night

In hope and fear of the Most Merciful Lord of all, so devoted

The lofty reward is none other than the abode of Jannah

All praises and glorification belongs to Allah

Who blessed us with the Eid

The celebration of those who fasted

To rejoice in the mercy of our Lord

Who blessed us with Ramadan

The blessed night of destiny, the night of power

Purified us for the next year coming

When we hope to meet Ramadan again

Full of thanks and praises to our Lord Most High

Alhamdulillah for Eid Fitr

The celebration of those who fasted

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And (remember) when your Lord brought forth from the Children of Adam, from their loins, their seed (or from Adam’s loin his offspring) and made them testify as to themselves (saying): “Am I not your Lord?” They said: “Yes! We testify,” lest you should say on the Day of Resurrection: “Verily, we have been unaware of this.”

Or lest you should say: “It was only our fathers afortime who took others as partners in worship along with Allah, and we were (merely their) descendants after them; will You then destroy us because of the deeds of men who practised Al-Batil (i.e. polytheism and committing crimes and sins, invoking and worshipping others besides Allah)?” (Tafsir At-Tabari). (Araf Q7:172-173)

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My Dear Ramadan !

Posted by: Sisterinhijabin Ramadan, Self-reflection, Update, Written words
28
Jul

Ramadan, Oh Ramadan!

My dear Ramadan

How come you are visiting, I am not at home to welcome you

How come your entrance met my absence from the place you expected

me

Your arrival met my eyes red and wet with tears streaming down my face

Oh Ramadan, My dear Ramadan!

In what way do you wish me to welcome you?

Crying or rejoicing?

If I cry, it is for the sorrow of not being there at home to see you arrive

If I cry, it is for the fate that befell me in your absence

If I cry, it is out of grief till I come home to embrace you before you leave

again

If I rejoice, it is only that

Even not at home, I still smell the fragrance of your entrance

Ramadan, Oh Ramadan!

My dear Ramadan

The moon is dark

The sky is grey

The clouds are gathering

My heart is heavy

My tears are flowing

My mind is clouded

But you are still very dear to my heart

Where ever I may be

Oh Ramadan, My dear Ramadan!

(تَقَبَّلَ اللّهُ مِنَّ وَ مِنْكُمْ)

Ramadan met me in a place I hated to be, so I wrote this poem to express my feelings.

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The Jinn believed and testified

Posted by: Sisterinhijabin Quran
18
Feb

Say (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم): “It has been revealed to me that a group (from three to ten in number) of Jinn listened (to this Qur’an). They said: ‘Verily, we have heard a wonderful Recitation (this Qur’an)! ‘It guides to the Right Path, and we have believed therein, and we shall never join (in worship) anything with our Lord (Allah). ‘And He, exalted be the Majesty of our Lord, has taken neither a wife nor a son (or offspring or children). (Al-Jinn Q72:1-3)

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Not just Pharoah, Imagine! Satan testifies…

Posted by: Sisterinhijabin Update
17
Feb

(Their allies deceived them) like Shaitan (satan), when he says to man: “Disbelieve in Allah.” But when (man) disbelieves in Allah, Shaitan (satan) says: “I am free of you, I fear Allah, the Lord of the ‘Alamin (mankind, jinn and all that exists)!
(Al-Hashr Q59:16)

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And We took the Children of Israel across the sea, and Fir’aun (Pharaoh) with his hosts followed them in oppression and enmity, till when drowning overtook him, he said: “I believe that none has the right to be worshipped but He (Allah) in Whom the Children of Israel believe, and I am one of the Muslims (those who submit to Allah’s Will).”

Now (you believe) while you refused to believe before and you were one of the Mufsidun (evil-doers, the corrupters).

So this day We shall deliver your (dead) body (out from the sea) that you may be a sign to those who come after you! And verily, many among mankind are heedless of Our Ayat (proofs, evidence, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.).

(Yunus Q10:90-92)

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Moses believed and submitted…

Posted by: Sisterinhijabin Quran, Reminder
15
Feb

And when musa (Moses) came at the time and place appointed by Us, and his Lord (Allah) spoke to him; he said: “O my Lord! Show me (Yourself), that I may look upon You.” Allah said: “You cannot see Me, but look upon the mountain; if it stands still in its place then you shall see Me.” So when his Lord appeared to the mountain , He made it collapse to dust, and musa (Moses) fell down unconscious. Then when he recovered his senses he said: “Glory be to You, I turn to You in repentance and I am the first of the believers.
(Al-Araf Q7:143)

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And Jesus bears witness…

Posted by: Sisterinhijabin Quran, Reminder
14
Feb

['Îsa (Jesus) said]: “And verily Allah is my Lord and your Lord. So worship Him (Alone). That is the Straight Path. (Allah’s religion of Islamic Monotheism which He did ordain for all of His Prophets).” (Maryam Q19:36)